As you may be aware, the state has paid for districts to use Assessment Builder during the 2009-2010 school year. This document outlines how you can take advantage of the tool.
At no expense to districts, Assessment Builder Software provides you with the ability to
Search for assessment items including released NECAP items and items from other states. Use these items to create a local assessment for your students and/or simply let teachers access these questions to use in their classes for instruction.
Add the results of national assessments such as Gates MacGinitie, CAT test, etc., Simply send your student result file to Performance Plus and they will load the results into Performance Tracker. Then you can run reports looking at multiple assessments, print out a student portfolio to share with parents during an IEP meeting or use this information in other ways to inform instruction.
You can create your own local assessments with content library questions or questions you have from another source (such as a textbook that you use).
Use Assessment Builder to enter the answers and/or scores of students from these local assessments.
An assessment does not need to be a standard academic assessment or one taken by a student. The assessment could be a survey of student perception or an evaluation of student performance by a teacher.
Use the tool to create an assessment framework that identifies a series of skills required to demonstrate mastery of a competency. A teacher can evaluate his/her students' progress towards mastering that competency by scoring the framework as a rubric. Run reports to see how all your students are progressing towards mastery and identify the areas you need to work with for your students.
For a district fee, Performance Plus also offers additional software and services
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